Tag: genre

  • Introducing Challenge Panel Member: Alice Deignan

    Our latest Challenge Panel introduction comes from Professor Alice Deignan via the University of Leeds. Read her brief autobiography below. I am Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK. I come from a language teaching background and many of my current students are language teachers. My interest in corpora…

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  • Exploring the grammar of Netflix in The Atlantic

    A journalist with The Atlantic has used AntConc — a concordance program by CASS affiliate scholar Laurence Anthony — to deconstruct and reconstruct the grammar of Netflix genre descriptions. “If you use Netflix, you’ve probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some of them just seem so specific that it’s absurd. Emotional Fight-the-System Documentaries? Period…

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  • New book: “Figurative Language, Genre and Register”

    Researchers investigating figurative language using corpora will find this new volume extremely helpful: Deignan, A., Littlemore, J. & Semino, E. (2013) Figurative language, genre and register. Cambridge Applied Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107009431 This book brings together discourse analysis and corpus linguistics in a cutting-edge study of figurative language in spoken and written discourse. The…

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